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Saturday, August 22, 2009

HPU Cheer And Dance Teams Win Paid Bids At Camp

Teams will Attend National Competition in 2010
Honolulu Advertiser

The reigning national champion Cheer and Dance Teams at Hawai'i Pacific University recently attended the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) College Camp at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. At camp, the HPU Dance Team, and Large Coed, Small Coed, and All-Girl Cheer Teams, competed against other schools winning full-paid bids for all four teams to attend the National Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2010.

Other honors earned at the NCA/NDA College Camp included Sharky the Sea Warrior being selected as "Most Collegiate," and 24 HPU cheerleaders were honored as "All-American." Three of HPU's dancers were also chosen as "All-American," and the HPU All-Girl Cheer Team was honored as "Most Collegiate." The HPU Large Coed Cheer Team was named "Best All-Around Team" at camp, and all the cheer teams swept the Rally Routine Competition.

The HPU All-Girl stunt group including Savanna Sibley, Lauren Loeb, Emily Myers and Hilary Dartford won the "Top Gun Group Stunt" competition, and HPU Coed Partners Neessa Cappolla and Steven Johnson won the "Top Gun Partner Stunt" competition.

The HPU Large Co-ed Cheer Team has won seven straight national titles (2003-2009). The HPU Small Co-Ed Cheer Team has won four consecutive national titles (2005-2008). The HPU All-Girl Cheer Team won its first national title at the 2009 competition, and the HPU Dance Team has won four consecutive championships, totaling five titles overall (2004, 2006-2009).

Hawai'i Pacific University is the state's largest private university with more than 8,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. HPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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